Oxford City and University Historical Highlights Private Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 2 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Explore the hidden corners of Oxford and its world-famous university in a small private group or as an individual with an experienced professional Blue or Green Badge Tourist Guide. We can tailor your tour to your individual requirements and we offer a variety of themes including Harry Potter Film Locations, Alice in Wonderland, C S Lewis and Tolkien, His Dark Materials and Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. We offer tours in a variety of languages including French, Spanish, German and Italian.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 2JD England

Here you enter into the part of the city which used to be inside the city walls. You will see the outside of several colleges of the University of Oxford and learn about the history of the University and entertaining anecdotes about the many famous people who have studied here.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

This is the main ceremonial hall of the University of Oxford, where students attend graduation. Hear about the building of one of the first work's of architecture of Sir Christopher Wren. We will stop to look at the building but will not be going inside.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

A great place for a photo stop, the Bridge of Sighs is one of Oxford's famous landmarks. Your guide will tell you stories about some of the famous movies filmed in this part of the city and show you the hidden passageway to one of Oxford's famous pubs!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

The Bodleian Library is one of 6 copyright libraries in the UK and was founded in the 17th century (although the first Oxford University library was established in the 14th century). Your guide will tell you the story of the Bodleian Library and its famous collections and some of the famous movies filmed in these buildings. You will not go inside the Bodleian Library on this tour but will see the buildings from the outside.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Radcliffe Square with its stunning Radcliffe Camera is in the area often called 'the heart of the University'. Enjoy the atmosphere of this charming old cobbled square surrounded by university buildings. During exam times at the University you will see the students wearing their traditional academic dress and maybe having a celebration or two!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, St. Marys Church High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ England

The beautiful church of St Mary the Virgin has been on this site since the 11th century and was where the University's first library and ceremonial hall was located. Watch the people walking around the top of the spire! Your guide will tell you how you can do this after your tour and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD England

Savour the atmosphere of one of Oxford's oldest cobbled streets and see the buildings of Merton College (one of the 3 oldest colleges of the University). You will see the college from the outside but will not go inside.

Pass By: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Your next stop is in gorgeous Christ Church Meadows. You will see Christ Church College and hear stories of 'Alice in Wonderland' and Harry Potter. Entry to Christ Church is not included in the group price of the tour. Your guide will tell you how you can visit the inside of the college after your tour.

Stop At: Oxford Covered Market, Market Street, Oxford OX1 3DZ England

From Christ Church Meadows you head back into the centre of the city. Enjoy a walk through Oxford's Victorian Covered Market with its tempting sights and smells. Your tour finishes just outside the market so you can go back inside and catch a refreshment.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Certified Guide
  • College visit (to non-paying colleges where available and except on ceremonial or open days).

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to university buildings and colleges which charge entrance fees.
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldonian Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides will be wearing visors or masks and using the Vox Tour Guide system (depending on group size) which can operate through your mobile phone. Please bring your own ear phones.
Departure Point

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
The guide will be wearing a Blue or Green Badge on their lapel or on a pendant.


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Oxford City and University Historical Highlights Private Tour 7/15/2020 - 7/14/2023

Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Oxford Tour in French 7/20/2020 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Oxford Tour in Spanish 7/20/2020 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Return Details

Carfax Tower, Queen St, Oxford OX1 1ET, UK

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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